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Google Glass Could Save Companies $1 Billion By 2017

Market research firm Gartner has boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar gadgets could save $1 billion a year within three to five years.<p>Hands-free access to the Internet, cameras, conferencing and phone calls, plus something called "augmented reality" will be a big help to people …

India school meal deaths: headteacher and husband charged with murder

A school headteacher and her husband have been charged with murder after 23 children died from eating pesticide-contaminated lunches in July at the school in eastern India, police said on Tuesday.<p>The trial of Meena Devi and her husband was expected to begin soon, said police officer Varun Kumar …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

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Extreme weather can be the 'most important cause of poverty'

<b>New research suggests that extreme weather events will keep people poor in many parts of the world.</b><p>The authors argue that where disasters like drought are prevalent, they can be the most important cause of poverty.<p>They say that up to 325 million people will be living in countries highly exposed to …

Injured kangaroo hops into Australian airport

SYDNEY (AP) — An injured kangaroo hopped into an airport in Australia's second-largest city on Wednesday, perplexing passengers as it made its way into a terminal shop.<p>Airport officials aren't entirely sure how the kangaroo got into the Qantas Airways domestic terminal, Melbourne Airport …

Latina moms pull together so they can get their college degrees

SAN FRANCISCO — Lourdes Alarcón is what higher-education experts call a “non-traditional student.”<p>In other words, she isn’t a young person who went straight to college after high school. Originally from Bolivia, she is a thirty-something mom raising two kids — a seven-year-old boy and a …

Burmese army recruits female soldiers as it struggles to tackle rebel groups

If you're a single female between the ages of 25 and 30, 1.6 metres (5ft 3in) or taller and weighing less than 59kg (130lbs), then the Tatmadaw – Burma's military – may be looking for you.<p>Once limited to working only as nurses in the military, Burmese women are now being actively recruited by the …

Russian divers recover half-ton meteor from lake

Divers recover part of a meteorite, weighing 570 kilograms, which exploded in Chelyabinsk, Russia earlier this year.<p>The fragment is the largest to be retrieved so far following the <b>Chelyabinsk meteorite</b> that exploded over the southern Urals city on February 15.<p>Pieces of the meteorite – the largest …

Meet The 17-Year-Old Trader Who Knows Global Macro Markets Like A Veteran

These days he's passionate about global macro trading and he's garnering attention in the space from more seasoned macro traders.<p>"The breadth and depth of Julian's market knowledge is that of a seasoned macro trader. The young man is very impressive," one New York-based macro trader commented.<p>You …

5 industries that are hurting America

In these cases, corporate America no longer sees itself as owing anything to this country<p>There are more than five ways, of course. There are numerous <i>product</i> ripoffs, as described in a recent article byLynn Stuart Parramore, who identified textbooks and bottled water and print cartridges as a few of …

Investors Hungry For Breakfast And Snack Food Companies

The combination of cheaper grain prices, a crop production surplus, and the end of a drought have Citigroup analysts chomping at the bit about the packaged goods industry, which is poised to have an exceptional 2014.<p>A run on jam and Triscuits could be in the cards for 2014.<p>According to a new note …

Walmart is becoming a little more like Amazon—and vice versa

Walmart just took a step closer to being more like Amazon, its rival in online retail. Today, Walmart announced the opening of two warehouses dedicated solely to shipping web orders in the US.<p>The warehouses, one in Texas and another in Pennsylvania (just 10 miles away from one of Amazon’s …

90 dead elephants in Zimbabwe are proof that the ivory trade has gone industrial

China’s demand for luxury knickknacks lies beneath some spectacular carnage of late. As we highlighted in August, the illegal ivory trade funds al-Shabaab, the terrorist group behind the Westgate Mall massacre in Kenya late last month. Al-Shabaab finances as much as 40% of its operations this …

Time for Gates to go, some top Microsoft investors tell board

Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp. are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure for years …

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